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BABY SHOPPING

For parents of babies (and friends of their mothers), T&T has, during our time in Sri Lanka, compiled the resources we have found most useful for that new bundle of joy. Our recommendations are below:

1. Babybear Boutique

35 Pagoda Rd, Nugegoda | Opening Hours: 10am – 7pm (Open till 5pm on weekends) | 077 350 6965
Babybear is probably one of the best stores for babies in Colombo; the customer service is outstanding, which is what you need when you are going to be parents for the first time. They will guide you through their products and take their time to explain them to you. This is a very good port of call for getting baby safety appliances, toys, and certain ranges of baby-food. Also, they stock all the equipment you need when having a baby, like prams, highchairs and car seats. They have Lamaze toys which are so safe and brilliant for your newborn. We love this place, it’s a great addition to Colombo.

2. MotherCare

7 R. A. De Mel Mawatha, Colombo 05 | Opening Hours: 10am – 8pm | 0115 882 882
Mothercare is a trustworthy place to go for high-quality baby furniture and other equipment. Quality is guaranteed with Mothercare. They also have breastfeeding bras, pads and similar if you’re a nursing mummy.

3. Elegant Smockers

6, 323B Havelock Road, Colombo 06 | Opening Hours: 9.30am – 8pm (Open till 7.30pm on the weekends) | 0112 597 197 | 072 226 4444
This is a gorgeous baby furniture and bed-linen store that has a Pottery Barn-esque feel to it. They have divine smocked baby clothes, especially for girls. The store is very calming, and the staff are helpful.   They also will personalise things for you and do very beautiful embroidery.  Elegant Smockers has another store on level 4 of the One Galle Face Mall.

4. Baby Valentina

077 888 1696
This company is fantastic; they make organic baby puree, homemade yoghurt and cold-pressed juices, making life so much easier for you. We really like their ethos and hope they expand their range to older childrens’ meals, which will also be purely organic, yummy and healthy.  They’ve begun selling some of their juices and purees on UberEats now.

5. Milk and Honey

44a Horton Pl, Colombo 07 | Opening Hours: 9am – 7pm (Open 10am – 5pm on Sundays) | 0112 696 256
Milk & Honey has a good selection of Avent products and gorgeous newborn baby gifts including Meiya & Alvin teething toys, which are made in Sri Lanka.

6. Home Bargains

No: 16/6A, Mohideen Terrace, Ward Place, Colombo 07| Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Fridays 12.30-1.30 closed for prayers)  | 0094 763 552927
A heaven-sent gift for parents in Colombo. They sell everything you could need for your little one: from imported nappies, amazing bath products to Aptamil milk powder to organic food snacks including Plum, Ella and so much more. They have Pure Water wipes, which are 100% pure water that could not be safer for your buba. An added bonus is they have a kids play area so you can focus on shopping while the little ones play.  T&T LOVE this place and so will you once you go there.

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